South MoraviaCzech Republic.
BrnoLargest city in Moravia, Moto GP Grand Prix every year takes place here; the Cerna Pole district is home to Mies van der Rohe's Tugendhat Villa, a key work of modernist architecture.
KroměřížHas a nice palace and gardens.
MikulovA town with a wonderful old castle and Monastery.
Novosedly na MoravěVillage in the Moravian wine region, you can go on a great horseback trip through the vineyards.
ZlínCity in South Moravia, the famous Bata shoe company started and developed here before the World War II; interesting functionalistic architecture.
Brno aside, Southern Moravia is most famous for its wine. Except for the Czechs though, this fact is not very well known, so not many tourists make the trip to the region. The area has experienced a sharp decline since the 1990s, leaving many towns derelict. However the area from Kyjov to Hodonín is particularly wealthy in both vineyards, private cellars and manor houses. For a weekend adventure, the Mutěnice Wine Region is particularly enjoyable. The rural area outside of Brno though has particularly high unemployment and also has done little to attract foreign tourists so contact with the English and German speaking world is a lot more rare than in Prague. Expect to use your phrase book and knowledge of Czech a lot more than you may be used to. Also expect a lot of friendly hospitality.
- By car
Lednice-ValticeOne of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe dotted with Palaces and Follies. Sometimes it's an adventure to find all the monuments, since many of them are hidden in the forest. There's an Arabian minaret as well as an antic temple or colonade, a castle and even arch of triumph. Some of these monuments are in one place, but others are located kilometers apart. Thus it's better travel by car or on the bike.
Moravian TuscanyBeautiful countryside woth small to medium mountains, very much resembling the Italian original. Worth visiting to take magnificent photos.
PálavaLimestone Pálava Hills are characterized by well preserved steppe ecosystems. There are some remarkable archaelogical sites, such as Dolní Věstonice where the Venus of Dolní Věstonice was found.
Moravian KarstLarge region with natural caves.
MacochaOne of the most popular caves in the area.
PodyjíA national park with near-natural forests along the deep Dyje (Thaya) River valley.
Ratíškovice draisines/handcarsPedal a three-km track on a draisine and visit a small rail museum "in a wagon".